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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1538: Imparting Sanctity: The Usage of Different Materialities to Communicate a Saint in the Late Middle Ages

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Stiftsbibliothek Klosterneuburg
Organiser:Edith Kapeller, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Sabine Miesgang, Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 1538-aTo Administer Sanctity: The Significance of Copial Transmission Regarding the Canonization Process of Leopold III
(Language: English)
Julia Anna Schön, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics
Paper 1538-bThe Babenberg Genealogy of Ladislaus Sunthaym: How Materialities Influence the Content of Text Concerning Its Statics and Dynamics
(Language: English)
Edith Kapeller, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1538-cThe Babenberg Family Tree: Late Medieval Representations of a Saint and His Family
(Language: English)
Michael Richter-Grall, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval

The late 15th century knows various forms of how to represent origin, sovereignty, and even sanctity, such as charters copied and collected in sealed manuscripts, monumental paintings representing family genealogies, or parchment tables and incunabula both containing the same information. Each object has its own form of impact related to accessibility and audience - depending on its materiality. The session therefore analyses how materialities shape both the content of the work as well as the interaction between the objects and their recipients. This will be shown through the example of the canonization of Saint Leopold in the late Middle Ages.